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Yankees’ Mark Teixeira Headed To Tampa For Rehab, Could Return Next Week

Mark Teixeira (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Mark Teixeira (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira plans on traveling to Tampa on Monday to rehabilitate his strained left calf during instructional league games at New York’s Minor League complex.

The two-time All-Star has played just once since Aug. 27, reinjuring the calf on September 8 at Baltimore when he dived into first base on a game-ending play.

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has expressed hope that Teixeira could return in time for the team’s trip to Toronto from Sept. 27-30, but Teixeira doesn’t want to commit to a timeframe, saying “we have to be just a little bit smarter about it.”

Teixeira is still sore and has not resumed on-field workouts. He planned to take indoor batting practice on Thursday.

The 32-year-old is batting .255 with 23 home runs and 81 RBIs.

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